Friday First Kiss #9 :: The Rancher by Lily Graison – Historical Western Romance

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.  This weeks Friday First Kiss comes from The Rancher, book 4 in my Willow Creek Series. Holden was half way down the street before he stopped, turned around, and walked back to the school house. Since the moment Laurel had slammed her door in his face, he’d gone over everything Morgan had learned about her, and told him about, and every piece of information he was able to get from Laurel himself and none of it explained why she was so stand-offish at times. Or why he got the impression her surly attitude was all an act. She confused him more often than not and tonight was no exception. It had been a long time since he’d courted a woman and from what he remembered, there were certain things one hoped he got at the end of … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #5 :: His Brother’s Wife by Lily Graison-Historical Western Romance

I have a brand new feature here on the blog, Friday First Kisses. If you’re anything like me, when I crack open a new book, I rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when they make their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. I’ll be sharing those moments here on the blog every Friday and I’ve invited a few other authors to share their character’s first kisses as well. It will be a love-fest on the blog every week so lets get started! This weeks Friday First Kiss is from my upcoming release, His Brother’s Wife, a full length, stand alone novel, in the Willow Creek Series. This scene drops us right in the middle of a heated argument between our hero and heroine, Rafe and Grace, that ends differently than either expected. “You can’t leave.”  Grace blinked her tears away and swallowed to dislodge the lump in her throat. “Why?”  “Because…” He stuttered, his mouth opening and closing several times. He looked as if he were about to say something then thought better of it before he shook his head. “You’ll break Jesse’s heart if you do.”  “As if … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #3 :: The Lawman by Lily Graison

I have a brand new feature here on the blog, Friday First Kisses. If you’re anything like me, when I crack open a new book, I rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when they make their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. I’ll be sharing those moments here on the blog every Friday and I’ve invited a few other authors to share their character’s first kisses as well. It will be a love-fest on the blog every week so lets get started! This weeks Friday First Kiss is from The Lawman, book 1 in my Willow Creek Series. When he stood and crossed the room to her, leaning close to her back, she sucked in a quiet breath. She hadn’t lied when she said a woman had needs. She did. She missed having a man in her bed and having Morgan so close to her sent shivers racing up her spine. He leaned in, trapping her body against the cabinet by placing both hands on either side of her. She could smell the soap on his skin and buried under what she knew was distinctly him, … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #1 :: Leather and Lace by Lily Graison

I have a brand new feature here on the blog, Friday First Kisses. If you’re anything like me, when I crack open a new book, I rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when they make their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. I’ll be sharing those moments here on the blog every Friday and I’ve invited a few other authors to share their character’s first kisses as well. It will be a love-fest on the blog every week so lets get started! First up is one of my books, Leather and Lace, and I must say, the first kiss here will make your toes curl! WARNING: The following excerpt is intended for ADULTS ONLY. There’s naughty words and imagery so read with that in mind. The song ended and a slower one replaced the fast, thumping beats she’d been dancing to and her partner took advantage of the change in tempo. His arms tightened around her waist and he leaned forward, nuzzling the side of her neck without invitation. She’d barely got her arms up around his shoulders when she felt someone brush against her back. … Continue reading